a young girl who helps change old history
Just a Young Girl
Ruby was born on September 8, 1954 in Tylertown, Mississippi. At the age of six she was escorted to an all-white school by her mother and U.S. marshals because of violent mobs. Being the first african-american child to do this helped the Civil Rights Movement to get where it has gotten.
Hatred towards African-Americans
Ruby Bridges getting escorted out of school.
A little white girl protesting about Ruby going to the school.
Ruby getting taught at school.
What is she doing today?
Civil Rights Activist
Helped "pave" the road to freedom and equality.
Still inspiring kids like me today.
Today Ruby Bridges tells her stories to children and adults. She educates today's generation about Civil Rights and other african-americans that were affected by this time.
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